When you're ready to add 3D graphics into your After…Effects projects, you'll want to create a MAXON Cinema 4D layer.…Now the first time you do this, you'll…think everything is working exactly the way you planned…it, but we'll need to explore a little…more closely what's going on in our different settings.…So that's what we're going to do in this video.…We'll actually create a Cinema 4D layer.…And then work on, adjusting the settings, so our Cinema 4D project,…lines up precisely with our After Effects project.…Let's get started.…
In the project panel you'll see, we have a composition named comp one.…If I press Cmd+K, Ctrl+K on Windows, you can see we have our composition settings.…And in here, I have a comp that's 1280 by 720, it's square…pixels, and I'm working in a frame rate of 24 frames a second.…The duration is five seconds.…Now in this project, I am going to create some 3D animated text.…Now before I do that, I need to actually create my 3D layer.…So to do that, I need to actually go up under the Layer menu.…
Author Ian Robinson walks through the basics of using C4D Lite and moving between C4D and After Effects. Learn to match your frame rates and project settings, create 3D type and other models, apply materials, add animation, and output your project for compositing in After Effects. Covering the basic linear workflow, this course is the perfect introduction for the experienced After Effects artist who's new to the C4D workflow.
This course was created by Ian Robinson and produced by Rich Harrington. We are honored to host this content in our library.
- Matching frame rates and project settings
- Exploring the render settings and linear workflow
- Creating 3D type with Extrude NURBs
- Repeating graphics with primitives and arrays
- Refining models with deformers
- Creating and applying materials
- Adding animation
- Defining multipass layers
- Working with cameras
- Extracting the C4D data in After Effects